Thank You Oprah!

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I am sure your newsfeeds have been on “Oprah-Overload” since this past Sunday. Our beautiful gem pulled up to the Golden Globes snatched and ready to slay. Her speech though! Did you feel every word she said? She truly served us a sermon. I, personally  was here for all of it. Mrs. Winfrey has always been goals. She accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.

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In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother’s house in Milwaukee watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history: “The winner is Sidney Poitier.” Up to the stage came the most elegant man I had ever seen. I remember his tie was white, and of course his skin was black, and I had never seen a black man being celebrated like that. I tried many, many times to explain what a moment like that means to a little girl, a kid watching from the cheap seats as my mom came through the door bone tired from cleaning other people’s houses. But all I can do is quote and say that the explanation in Sidney’s performance in “Lilies of the Field”:
“Amen, amen, amen, amen.”
In 1982, Sidney received the Cecil B. DeMille award right here at the Golden Globes and it is not lost on me that at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this same award. It is an honor — it is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them and also with the incredible men and women who have inspired me, who challenged me, who sustained me and made my journey to this stage possible. Dennis Swanson who took a chance on me for “A.M. Chicago.” Quincy Jones who saw me on that show and said to Steven Spielberg, “Yes, she is Sophia in ‘The Color Purple.'” Gayle who has been the definition of what a friend is, and Stedman who has been my rock — just a few to name.
I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association because we all know the press is under siege these days. We also know it’s the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice. To — to tyrants and victims, and secrets and lies. I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: what I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell, and this year we became the story.
But it’s not just a story affecting the entertainment industry. It’s one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace. So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue. They’re the women whose names we’ll never know. They are domestic workers and farm workers. They are working in factories and they work in restaurants and they’re in academia, engineering, medicine, and science. They’re part of the world of tech and politics and business. They’re our athletes in the Olympics and they’re our soldiers in the military.
And there’s someone else, Recy Taylor, a name I know and I think you should know, too. In 1944, Recy Taylor was a young wife and mother walking home from a church service she’d attended in Abbeville, Alabama, when she was abducted by six armed white men, raped, and left blindfolded by the side of the road coming home from church. They threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone, but her story was reported to the NAACP where a young worker by the name of Rosa Parks became the lead investigator on her case and together they sought justice. But justice wasn’t an option in the era of Jim Crow. The men who tried to destroy her were never persecuted. Recy Taylor died ten days ago, just shy of her 98th birthday. She lived as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up.
Their time is up. And I just hope — I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years, and even now tormented, goes marching on. It was somewhere in Rosa Parks’ heart almost 11 years later, when she made the decision to stay seated on that bus in Montgomery, and it’s here with every woman who chooses to say, “Me too.” And every man — every man who chooses to listen. 
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In my career, what I’ve always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave. To say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere and how we overcome. I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights. So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say “Me too” again.

-Courtesy of  CNN Entertainment

 

 

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Believe in You (Fearless + Self Love Journey Update) 

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Hey my lovely Flowers, 

I hope you all are growing more and more every day. Loving yourself endlessly. Doesn’t it feel great? 

Before I share my latest update with you all I wanted to provide some light and inspiration. Do you believe in yourself?  If not, why? 

How can you expect others to believe in your gifts, projects, or in you if you don’t. Sounds crazy but it makes lots of sense. 

  • Make time to get to know yourself. Create a list of goals. I personally love setting goals. Are all of them realistic? Maybe not, but I tend to adjust them as much as I need to. 
  • Say your Affirmations Daily 
  • Remember you were born into this world with no sense of what you could or couldn’t do.
  • Take that negative energy or self doubt you have about yourself and creatively mold it with positive thoughts and will power. 

My Journey Update: 

I recently launched my America Through Her Eyes Project 2018 . I set a goal of $15,000 to reach by July-August 2018. This is the largest goal and project I’ve ever started. Guess what? I have no doubt in myself that this project will inspire, change,  and call others to support this vision of mine. First it takes me believing in myself. The passion I have for this type of work is what drives me. Being blessed to have a very supportive system in my corner also fuels my position energy for the success of this project. 

Your dreams don’t work unless you do! 

Be Blessed. Be Beautiful. Be Black. 

Anna Williams 

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My Shameless | Self Love Journey-Update

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Hey Flowers, 

As you may have read on my other social media platforms, I have begun a shameless + self love journey. This was inspired by a video I watched by YouTuber Shameless Mya a few years ago and recently watched again. The question was asked “What would happen if I shamelessly promoted myself for 365 Days?” I wanted to tweak it based on my needs so I added a Self Love Journey as well. “What would happen if I love myself more and more everyday?” 

Self promotion and self love  are two equally important things to me. Promoting myself shamelessly opens the door for my message to get out to the world. It will introduce me to new people and share my passion and gifts with women around the world. Not thinking about how negative people, energies, and their opinions will deter me. Believing more in myself which leads me to self love. 

I could use a bit more confidence. I know in my soul I could love myself a lot more from the inside out. I have to embrace my imperfections and use them to my advantage. The world only gets one Anna. In this life, I strive to love myself unconditionally, fearlessly, and be full of confidence no matter where life takes me. 

I’ve always been insecure about my skin and my breasts and felt that after two kids they were not “sitting pretty” anymore. I made a consciousness decision this weekend to flaunt my breasts beside  my husband at AFROPUNK in Atlanta. I got so much love from my Sistas at this event. They do not know how much love they filled my soul with. I went to Afropunk in Atlanta one way and left an entire new being. Still evolving. Watch my update on my channel: 

Anna’s Shameless + Self Love Journey

Our Black Story: Queens Edition 

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This is our Black Story: Queens Edition, so I thought I would shed light on some of our Melanated Queens who we may not know of. I have put a small list together of a few names that were not familar to myslef. I may have heard of them but I was not knoweledgable of their contributions.


Willie B. Barrow was a religious leader and civil rights activist. Reverend Willie T. Barrow was born on December 7, 1924. Yes, she is a Sagittarius sister.

Barrow was raised in Burton, Texas, where as a student she led a demonstration of rural African American schoolchildren against a segregated school system. Tell me that isn’t black girl magic in the making.

In 1962, she worked with the Rev. Jesse Jackson to create Operation Breadbasket, an organization focused on meeting the needs of underserved black communities. Rev. Jackson would later found Operation P.U.S.H (People United to Serve Humanity) based on Operation Breadbasket. She replaced Jackson as executive director of Operation PUSH in 1984.

This Queen has also crusaded for issues such as AIDS in the black community, children’s welfare, and domestic violence.

Marian Wright Edelman studied at Spelman College, abroad on a Merrill scholarship, and she traveled to the Soviet Union with a Lisle fellowship. I haven’t had the chance to attend Spelman but a few of my sistrens have. Ayyyee. She also studied at Yale and graduated Law School. She held a job in New York working for the NAACP Legal and Defense Fund, and then in Mississippi for the same organization.

Marian Wright Edelman established the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) in 1973 as a voice for poor, minority and handicapped children. She served as a public speaker on behalf of these children, and also as a lobbyist in Congress, as well as president and administrative head of the organization.


Myrlie Evers-Williams, original name Myrlie Louise Beasley (born March 17, 1933, Vicksburg, Mississippi, U.S.), African American activist and the wife of civil rights leader Medgar Evers, whose racially motivated murder in 1963 made him a national icon. In 1995–98 Evers-Williams was the first woman to head the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

She published the memoir For Us, the Living (1967), earned a degree in sociology at Pomona College (1968), and made an unsuccessful bid for election to the U.S. Congress (1970).

She left the post three years later and founded the Medgar Evers Institute (later the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute) in Jackson.


Audre Lorde attended Hunter College and Columbia University and was a librarian for several years before publishing her first volume of poetry, First Cities, in 1968.

She was an African-American poet and essayist who gave voice to issues of race, gender and sexuality. Lorde’s love of poetry started at a young age, and she began writing as a teenager. I read about her on my journey for African American women who were poets and authors. I love her. She attended Hunter College.

Audre Lorde battled cancer for more than a decade and spent her last few years living in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Around this time, she took an African name, Gamba Adisa, meaning “she who makes her meaning clear. She described herself as A self-described “black feminist lesbian, mother, warrior, poet.”

October Update with Anna

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I’m back and welcoming positive energy into this fall season. I know I have been ghost for a month but yess, I am back. I promise I will get back to blogging more. There are so many other “must do’s” that I have to get in the habit of. I made a list for myself:

  • Blog More 
  • Revamp YouTube Channel 
  • Promote More (Everything I have my name on) 
  • Post more mini-inspire clips on IG & Facebook 
  • Use my calendar more 
  • Stick to my calendar lol
  • Update Vision board 

Those are just a few of the hundred of things on my must do consistently list. I am always work even when I am working. What I mean by that is, I make sure that anytime I have is well used toward any goals I set for myself. I am so busy these days. I often feel like I need an assistant. Due to budgeting issues I am basically manage everything myself. 

Well that’s a little update on how I’ll be taking on this October. 

Stay tuned for all things Positive from me. 

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Evolution of Self: There’s More!!

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Hey Everyone,

I hope this month has been great to you all. Lets dig a little deeper into self  growth.

I have learned the best way to grow is trying new things. So let’s get New. New things can take place in your life, career, goals, hobbies, and anything you want to make flawless that consist of YOU.

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Make it New!

Trying new things is a sure way to improve self growth. You can open your mind to new adventures and people. For instance, if you love shopping on the weekends during your downtime. Taking walks through the local mall strips that are along lakes and nature parks will help you to relax while shopping. This is a nice way for you to familiarize yourself with the environment and also learn new things about your community. A new hobby could be going on bike rides, picking a new activity to do every weekend. Learning a new language or eating at a new and different restaurant than you normally do is a easy. Trying new things like I stated before will help  you to have an open mind about many things in life.

 

 

Dear Future Me:

Have you ever thought about writing a letter to your future self. The letter could be set for you 2,5, or 10 years from now. It’s up to you. Writing a future letter to yourself will help you see your growth on where you are currently to where you aim to be. For me, I don’t ever want to let myself down. So writing a letter helps me to map out my journey to meeting any goals and following through. Try it and let me know how it works for you.

 

 

 

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No Zones Allowed!

Getting out your comfort zone is a sure fire way to ensure self growth. Can you name a person who has done the same thing for years and never changed anything but they have grown? Growth comes with change and change happens when you get out of your comfort zone. Maybe you are shy. Try being the first to introduce yourself on a date night with new friends or in group events.  What you are not as confident as other.  You could try recording yourself in a video and post to your social media page and say two tears in a bucket! (LOL YOU KNOW THE REST).

 

 

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I honestly feel as though you can never stop growing. We set the boundaries for yourselves and we can change them when necessary. I am an avid reader and love to expand my knowledge. I still do have a few comfort zones that I need to get out of. I am working on them this year though.

 

Don’t forget:

  • Try new things
  • Write a letter to your future self to monitor your growth
  • Get out of your comfort zone

 

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Self Improvement/Growth

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This month I am focusing on Evolution of Self

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I am still learning that to refine the things we love, we must polish ourselves. This means that we must improve who we are to be the best we can be at everything our hands touch. We are all goal getters and future trendsetters. We must always allow room for improvement, most importantly in ourselves.

 

 

Overcome Your  Fears

No one is perfect. Every individual has fears that they wish to conquer. Sometimes our fears hold us back from reaching our full potential. Tap into those fears. The number one fear that I have found that many can relate to is, fear of failure. So what you failed at something. Does this mean you give up? Of course  not. You look at  approach. What can you change about where you went wrong? If you were the outsider what would you have changed? When you aren’t afraid to fail you transform yourself into this empowered individual who looks at failure as opportunities for growth.

 

Don’t Procrastinate/Get Organized

I am extremely guilty of being a procrastinator. When I have assignment due for class. I would wait until the day before the assignment is due to actually start looking at what the requirements are. This is not good. Getting a jump start on life is never a bad thing. Organization helps with procrastination issues.  Trust me, from personal experience being organized has never steered me in the wrong direction. Using a planner, calendar on your phone, or even keeping a to-do list handy will help you get  things done. This also means less stress because you can look ahead and prepare accordingly.  

 

Fix Your Flaws

Flaws can be in characteristics as well as appearances. I will start with what I have found to be some  of my flaws. I use to be very defensive. Defensiveness is when you take criticisms and correctives in a negative way. Being open-minded helps to realize that depending on who feedback is from is very constructive. Other may deal with being so eager to please people or those who have that “Entitlement” Attitude. Embracing your flaws means you research them and turn them into your best features.

 

Learn from those who inspire that you admire

Following positive and inspiring people can only help you to move forward in all aspects of your life. Make a list of people you admire and how they inspire you or even other people. Try having weekly conversations with these inspirational and motivational people. I am sure whatever questions you have about your journey to success and greatness, they can answer.

 

 

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Anna’s Thoughts: 

As you know, I will always give the best and most honest advice and tips I can offer. With all the projects I have coming forward this year I know that they will never take off if I don’t have myself together. I am a brand ambassador for Anna. When people see me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and in real life. They see and meet every part of me.

 

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Evolution of SELF

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Blessed February Everyone!

Yes, we have started a new month today in this beautiful year of 2016. I want to start off this month by focusing on the “Evolution of Self”. Are you setting goals for yourself this month? Have you planned to try new things and meet new people this month? Have you evolved lately? Why not? Evolve, you can do it. I’ll help you.

 

Evolution is best defined as:

  • the gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form.

I believe that many us have ideas about how we want to be better in our lives but are afraid to act out on them. What are you waiting for? Making personal changes starts within us. It begins as a personal journey through our souls and mind. Starting off simple, we can start by changing our reactions to negative people and negative energies.

 

 

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Here is something I tried at work. Due to the amount of negative energy that floats around the office. I decided to not talk and mingle with some coworkers. When asked why I seem so quiet lately. I simply replied that I am being more observant and I don’t want to open doors for negativity. Its been a few weeks now and I must say my days are more positive and people keep their negative comments and “tea’s” to themselves.

I will focus this month on Evolution of Self. Each Monday for the entire month of February, I will post to help assist everyone in a positive evolution of SELF.

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The Art of Forgiving

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Hello 2016,

I hope everyone has entered the new year with open hearts, optimism, and new goals to reach.

 First and foremost, let us be thankful that we have made it into another year because not everyone from our 2015 made it with us.  I am pretty sure a few of you are like me when it comes to starting new opportunities,  new relationships, or even a new year. There are bags and suitcases I never want to take with me specifically in the new year. Bags and suitcases symbolize all the unhealthy and negative things that go on in our lives that we carry with us. These things, places, or people become a burden to us overtime. I have found that there is and “ART” that can help us to drop some of that baggage.  

 

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My Top 2 Reasons to Forgive:

To Be Set Free & Understanding You Matter Most 

Letting go does not mean that you just put hurt, pain, betrayal, or the wrongdoings of another to the side. It means that you should not hold grudges nor hold on to this negative energy that has a hold on you. Forgiving is something that occurs in everyone so differently. For you, it may be easy to forgive and move on. While for another person who has harbored the pain inside them and it has turned into anger. It may not be so easy to forgive. Once you pray and find yourself in a place where you want to be set free. You simply forgive. You forgive, for you, Not anyone else. You remove the weighs from your soul and the bullets from your heart. You feel happier knowing your spirit has been set free.

There is an old saying that you should forgive and never forget. I believe that if you forgive whole-heartedly, you’ll forget over time. Please don’t misunderstand my use of the statement “forget over time.” It simply means that you’ll forgive with all your heart. Next, comes liberation from that negativity, hurt, and pain. Over time, you must remember these pains and moments of hurt so that you equip yourself properly in life with new relationships with people whether family or friends. Ultimately, forgiving is something I have found to be a strength. The powers of forgiving will open the door for things we could not have imagined. Most certainly on a spiritual level.

 

 

 

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The art of Forgiving is found within the heart, mind, and soul. You dig deep into this place of strength that not everyone knows they are capable of. There have been many moments where I was put to the test and forgiving was not even an option I wanted to consider. If there has every been any one who has wronged or hurt me in anyway shape or form. I have always forgiven because I have learned the art of it. If you are dealing with certain situations don’t be upset if you have not found it in your heart to forgive someone. This is why we have the power of prayer.

 

 

 

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I would like to wish everyone a great year this year. You can look forward to greater things from myself and my family. Thanks for all your support. Don’t forget to spread the word about my blog. You never know who needs this message.

-Anna (Love Ya Lotsss)

One Day Late…. World Aids Day

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Yesterday  was officially World Aids Day December 1st, 2015. I know I am a little late.

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This is a very special day for some people as well as myself. I lost my father my junior year in high school . I would say that was the year 2008 on April 26th (Which unintentionally became my wedding date 7 years later in 2015).

 

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Photo Courtesy of:  Love Daley Photography

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I dedicated a part of my wedding ceremony to my father. Before I came down the aisle, I have one of my girls to walk down the aisle with 7 red roses for each year since his passing. Each rose was laid over the flower pedals thrown by the flower girls. Once the last rose was placed at the altar, another one of my girls came down the aisle holding a picture of my father Steven Perdue. This was an important part of the ceremony for me. One of the biggest days of my life. My father was suppose to be there to give me away to the man of dreams. We can’t control everything  and I was more than blessed by this part of the ceremony to take my place and walk down that beautiful aisle.

 

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Photo Courtesy of: Love Daley Photography

 

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My father lost his battle to AIDS after having it for over 5 years. I am not sure of the actual amount of years.  My father never came out and told me and my sister that he was ill. Though he has other kids I am not quite sure if any of them  knew.  He was a great guy and always full of smiles. So on his behalf I made this post to reminisce about him a little and shed light on AIDS and how it can take shelter in our loved ones as well as people who we don’t know.  Know Your Status! Don’t be afraid to get tested. Most importantly, always use to protection.

 

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